Category: Missouri

Missouri, Politics

Poll Your Missouri State Rep Now

Simple mission: poll your Missouri State Rep. If you don’t know your rep, I’ll give you a link a little later. But hurry. Poll closes Friday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m. Here’s the single poll question: “As your constituent, I want to know: if a vote on impeachment of Governor Greitens were held today, would …

Missouri

Glory Days for Missouri Republicans

I had a friend was a big baseball playerback in high schoolHe could throw that speedball by youMake you look like a fool boySaw him the other night at this roadside barI was walking in, he was walking outWe went back inside sat down had a few drinksbut all he kept talking about was Glory …

Missouri

Hard Advice for Many Friends

“The [Johnson] Treatment” could last anywhere from ten minutes or four hours and it would come whenever and wherever Johnson might find a fellow Senator or politician within his radius. “Its tone could be and included supplication, accusation, cajolery, exuberance, scorn, tears, complaint and the hint of threat.” All of these elements together brought out the …

Missouri

The Odyssey of Eric Greitens

The Odyssey

O Divine Poesy, goddess, daughter of Zeus, sustain for me this song of the various-minded man who, after he had plundered the innermost citadel of hallowed Troy, was made to stay grievously about the coasts of men, the sport of their customs, good and bad, while his heart, through all the sea-faring, ached with an …

Missouri, News

How Greitens Protected Privacy in Missouri

Angry texts. I got a bunch of very angry texts this morning. My friends are fired up. Because of Governor Greitens’s executive order. An executive order that implements a novel approach to prescription drug databases.  In case you haven’t heard, Governor Greitens signed an executive order on July 17. The EO made Missouri the 50th …

Missouri, St. Louis City, St. Louis County

We Can Make Missouri More Like Illinois

Admit it, Missouri. You have Illini Envy.  We all grew up in the shadow of the Lincoln State. We grew up frustrated that the Black Hawks have won Stanley Cups while the Blues end every season in frustration. Everybody in the world knows where Chicago is. And that it’s in Illinois, the Land of Lincoln. …

2016 Election, Missouri

The Strangest Governor Race Ever

You might be wondering why the Missouri Farm Bureau endorsed Democrat Chris Koster instead of Republican Eric Greitens. The Farm Bureau endorses Republicans about 99% of the time. If you’re thinking it had to do with policy or personality, you’re thinking wrong. (And, no, it wasn’t because of Koster’s hair, Mark Reardon.) This was all about …

2016 Election, Missouri

Greitens’s Win Was Just a Moment in Time. But a Big Moment

Navy SEAL Eric Greitens won the first political race of his life. Few first timers win a major party’s nomination for governor of a state. You’ll probably hear just how rare Greitens’s feat was. But not tonight. I want to tell some stories. Eric Greitens gave up a morning of this campaign to talk to …